Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, a city of contrasts, busy, bustling always vibrant 24 hours every day, but then the people, gentle and polite. Treat yourself to a suit or dress, get measured and the item of clothing is delivered to your hotel hours later. Take a tuk tuk ride around the bustling streets for a unique view of the capital.
There are many 5+ Star hotels in Bangkok. I stayed at the Shangri-la on the banks of the Chao Phraya River which day and night is a hive of activity.
It is certainly worth a trip on the river for stunning views of the palace and a unique view of how people live on the banks. Sadly on my last visit many of the waterside homes had been inundated with water from the river during flood conditions. There are many choices of transport, ferries, water taxis, rice barges and long-tailed boats. The latter often being a watercraft powered by an automotive engine. They travel quite rapidly so expect some spray from the river during the trip.
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